Ivory Table Restoration
This is an Edwardian reproduction of a 17c. Dutch or English design featuring barley twist legs, ebony & ivory inlay & superb marquetry on top & stretcher.
All 4 stretcher ends down low became a chew toy for a dog. Taguia, a tropical nut is a close match to & cant easily be distinguished from ivory.After shaping the curved black & white inlay,gluing with hot hide glue & refinishing with shellac & wax,the side tablle is once again intact.
An Edwardian reproduction of a dutch-English 17c design featuring barley twist legs, ebony & Ivory inlay and a superb marquetry on top and stretcher.
All four stretcher ends at the feet were used as a chew toy by a puppy. One hopes it didn’t swallow the Ivory!
A tropical fruit, Taguia nuts are a close match and can’t easily be distinguished from real Ivory after restoration.
The garden like top finish had curled and cracked and was removed with a scraper.
After finishing with shellac, the piece again is intact.